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Manual says chest must be opened for 30 min once a week or contents may be damaged by moisture. Not suitable for long-term storage unless you have no better things to do than to ventilate your chest weekly... Would work fine for frequently accessed things.
Size is also incorrectly stated as other reviews mention - it does not fit letter size paper flat.
You know it's not a good product when "do not return to store" is written all over.
I like this safe very much BUT, when I bought it, I carefully selected one with the interior dimension fit for legal documents. It is not even though the dimensions mentioned said it was. Nevertheless, I uses it and I am really happy with it.
Misleading advertising! This Honeywell fire safe is advertised (on its original packaging and online) as able to store a standard US size 8.5"X11" paper. This should mean FLAT, but apparently the manufacturer thinks otherwise. The product cannot store this size paper flat without its edges curling up because the interior sides of the safe are tapered from top towards the bottom. There is no chance for fitting an envelope of this size either. If you must store documents w/out folding or bending them, then consider the next size up for the safe (which is much heavier and more expensive). In addition, the 2 spring loaded latches on the two sides of the lock are made of thin plastic and feel quite flimsy by comparison to the safe itself that feels well built. SentrySafe, Honeywell’s competition in this product line, has a similar product, but unfortunately, it too cannot store a flat standard US paper. All that is needed is a safe that is slightly larger size on its wide side by not more than 0.5” to solve the problem. As a consumer, this situation is very frustrating to me, so my only option now is to warn others and to down-rate the product.
The key was a little stiff from the beginning, though I thought it would loosen up with time and use. I have opened it maybe 5 times and now it will not unlock and my valuables are stuck inside. I have tried both keys, wiggled them, nothing.
Update: I added some graphite lock lubricant powder and now it opens and closes smoothly - dinging a star or two for having to add a fix, but the rest is to my expectations
I shopped around for a long time looking for a reliable lockbox/firebox, and quickly learned those two things do not go hand in hand. If I'd had >$200 to spend, I'd have gone with SentrySafe SFW123GDC.
But, I didn't. Overall, I would rate sturdiness, thickness and value at five stars, but I knocked one star off because the locking mechanism is one relatively thin L-shaped bar that pivots up when you turn the key. I didn't try picking it, but I feel like it could be broken into by anyone with the desire and a little time.
It serves my needs for now. It's small enough to hide in a closet or under a bed, and part of me thinks that placing this box creatively could make it much more secure, but I don't consider it to be a "safe."
I should have read the reviews and believed them. A standard sized piece of paper will not lay down inside of this, which is really sad because it is just a little undersized. Not sure why they didn't make it fit a standard sheet, but due to the fact that it can't all of your papers will have to be bent to put inside. So for me this is useless as others have stated.
This safe is extremely heavy if it is something you pick up often. That really wasn't the problem. It came with 2 keys, both which broke within the first or second time I used them. Also the latch (which I didn't use all) broke with a few days. Sent back and replaced with a different brand.